This workshop offers a new common-sense approach to cash flow development, analysis and forecasting. You will learn to create a useful and intuitive tool for investing. This approach concentrates on your expenses in order to build a laddered portfolio to meet your needs. The busy public investor needs a cash flow working for them and not an overwhelming amount of statistics that are never used.

Participants receive two to six hours of instruction; a copy of the instructor's book, The Fundamentals of Public Fund Investing and a certificate of completion.

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Based on the brand new book, Skills, Knowledge and Behaviors of HIGHLY COMPETENT CASHIERS: Best Practices and Training for Cashiers and Supervisors, this comprehensive training course is geared to cashiers, supervisors and organizations committed to improving cashiering skills and operations.

Participants receive instruction on best practices and techniques to reduce loss and theft; increase accuracy and efficiency handling cash and non-cash transactions; improve customer service; incorporate greater internal controls; and much more.

Understanding the role and responsibilities of the cashiering team; perfecting daily operations; improving employee satisfaction, and offering new insights for management are amongst the many benefits of this training.

Participants will receive a minimum of four hours of instruction, a certificate and copy of the book, HIGHLY COMPETENT CASHIERS.

For information on hosting the course, call 301.229.6566 or email Info@PublicTreasuryInstitute.com.

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This course provides participants with the essential theory and hands-on computer lab needed to build an investment plan for their government. The course consists of two components:

  1. An in-depth discussion of the important role participant's play as stewards of public funds; addressing important challenges facing public funds today - how to insure investment practice follows policy and performance measurement.
  2. Each student participates in a hands-on computer lab. Combining state of the art technology with a case study and investment planning software students go step by step through the why and "how-to" of creating an investment plan.

Participants receive six hours of instruction; a copy of the instructor's book, The Politics of Public Fund Investing; Creating an INVPlan workbook; suite of investment plan software; and a certificate of completion. Course size: maximum 20 people.

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This live, on-line course is available to individual governments interested in constructing their governments investment plan that meets their unique needs and challenges. This once a week class ( total of five one- hour sessions) is available from your office.

Week 1: Introduction; Week 2: Liquidity Estimating; Week 3: Interest Rate Risk; Week 4: Sector Allocation; and Week 5: Implementation

Participants received five one-hour live on-line classes with the instructor, a copy of the instructor's book, The Politics of Public Fund Investing, Creating an INVPlan workbook, suite of investment plan software, and certificate of completion. Course size: Up to 3 individuals from your government who invest or oversee investment process.

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This introductory level workshop on understanding benchmarks from a public fund perspective is for those exploring benchmarks to measure investment performance. The workshop covers the fundamentals of a benchmark. The workshop covers how these fundamentals can be applied to a public fund seeking to use a benchmark for evaluating and measuring their portfolio's performance.

Participants receive three to four hours of instruction; a copy instructor's book, The Politics of Public Fund Investing; certificate of completion and written agenda needed for CPE credits.

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For public fund professionals interesting in improving their mental fitness in the art of fixed income investing, this workshop provides a robust combination of theory and practice. Fixed Income Boot Camp I first introduces the paradox between book yield and total return and then explores with participants how a public fund can profit from taking losses. Instructors conclude the workshop with a demonstration of how to use Excel to model fixed income securities.

Participants receive four hours of instruction; a copy of one of the instructor's book, The Politics of Public Fund Investing; and certificate of completion.

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For public fund professionals interesting in improving their mental fitness in the art of fixed income investing, this workshop provides a robust combination of theory and practice. Fixed Income Boot Camp II first introduces the paradox between book yield and total return and then explores with participants how a public fund can profit from taking losses. Instructors conclude the workshop with a demonstration of how to use Excel to model fixed income securities.

Participants receive six hours of instruction; a copy of one of the instructor's book, The Politics of Public Fund Investing; and certificate of completion.

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This four hour course offers both the new and tenured public investor practical instruction and ideas to create a safe and viable investment program. The in-depth learning experience offers attendees the rare opportunity to actively participate.

Using a total cash management approach to investing( from collections to disbursements) participants will work together to build an investment program that:

  • takes into account their unique cash flow and risks
  • incorporates necessary controls to protect the organization's funds
  • allows the investor flexibility to adapt to changing conditions in the market and their organization

Participants receive three to six hours of instruction; a copy of the instructor's book, The Fundamentals of Public Fund Investing and a certificate of completion.

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MSNBC reporter and author of "Your Evil Twin: Behind the Identity Theft Epidemic" and television reporter, Bob Sullivan, shares his experiences and footage to shed light on this critically serious theft that may affect you personally as well as those who maintain personal data for their community.

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This workshop focuses on investment policy development and review. As a public investor you need a policy that establishes the controls for safe public investing as well as providing you with the flexibility to adapt to changing conditions in the market and your organization. Investment policies are working documents that help you meet the Prudent Person Standard and need periodic review. Excellent preparation for those developing a policy for the first time, revising a policy or having their policy reviewed for certification by a state or national association.

Participants receive two to six hours of instruction; a copy of the instructor's book, The Fundamentals of Public Fund Investing and a certificate of completion.

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This workshop combines the instructor's experience as a treasurer, manager and horse owner to demonstrate how team work, leadership and staying focused on clearly defined goals can become second nature. "Horse sense is the thing that a horse has which keeps it from betting on people" WC Fields. This special program focuses on trust-based leadership when building your team.

Participants receive up to four hours of instruction and certificate of completion.

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This 90 minute course is perfectly suited to treasurers and clerks. The encyclopedia, certificate of completion and training are offered to groups over 50 for $55 per person plus the trainer's flight, hotel, transportation and meals.

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Perfecting the Collections Process and Achieving Real Results examines: preconditions for success; the billing process, communications; payment options, initial response to potential delinquency; the ins and outs of bankruptcy and much more.

Taught by the authors of BRASS TAX, this course ranges from three to eight hours in length and includes a certificate of completion and copy of the book, BRASS TAX: The Compendium of Local Government Collection Powers and Practices.

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Politics of Investing Public Funds

Important differences exist between how Main Street (universe of public funds) and Wall Street approach portfolio management. Effective communication is essential to successfully manage the unique needs and circumstance of most public funds. Key learning outcomes will be how to effectively communicate with non-financial professionals and public as well as a thorough understanding of what differentiates a public fund from traditional Wall Street money management.

How to Construct a Politically Correct Portfolio

Session details how to incorporate politics into the portfolio management process. Participants will learn the fundamentals of developing an investment plan and how to apply those fundamentals to creating a "politically correct" portfolio. Key learning outcomes will be the demonstration of how to insure investment practice follows investment policy, why an investment policy is not an investment plan and how to illustrate a portfolio can be constructed to both preserve principal while seeking to earn a reasonable rate of return.

Does the Reward Justify the Risk

Session shows from a public fund perspective how to modify and apply Wall Street's relative value analysis to a public fund portfolio. Participants will learn how the various sectors, US Treasuries, US Agency's (fixed and callable), Corporate, Mortgage Back Securities, CMO's, and Municipals compare reward on a risk adjusted basis. Key learning outcomes include understanding both the Main Street and Wall Street risk management techniques for evaluating securities and fixed income portfolios.

Leveraging Technology

Session demonstrates how to use available information on the Web from FNMA, FHLMC, and FHLB along with your Microsoft Excel to create a spreadsheet that can automatically monitor your portfolio for called bonds and offerings. Governments with limited resources (no Bloomberg) will discover resources on the Web that can help gather economic forecasts and information useful to them for council/board meetings or to just stay abreast of current market conditions. The learning outcome for participants focuses on demonstrating artful methods and resources for finding useful data and information using only your computer, Web browser and Excel. Participants will be directed to useful apps to use on the go (put that iPad to work!) and how to have a computational knowledge engine solve your kids' algebra and chemistry homework!

Individual sessions or combined into a four to six hour workshop. Includes the instructor's book, The Politics of Public Fund Investing and a certification of completion.

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